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Ex-Pentagon chief warns of 'tribalism' : Shares concerns on current politics

Aug 29, 2019 - Boston Herald

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views "tribalism" as a greater risk to the nation's future than foreign adversaries.

The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Trump, said he worries about the state of American politics and the administration's treatment of allies.

"We all know that we're better than our current politics," Mattis wrote i...